Russia in a condition to double a tourist stream and aloud to rise with 59 - go places with which it occupies now in the world on this indicator, on March, 11th at meeting the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has told about prospects of development of tourist branch. The head of the state has let know that is not satisfied by how the tourist`s industry develops, having referred thus to estimations of foreign experts. “ on realisation of tourist potential, according to the international experts we are, unfortunately, on 59 - m a place, and all of us - taki should understand that such Russia... Annually to us comes no more than 2 million foreign tourists thus that we the greatest on territory the country on a planet “ - he has noted. The president is convinced that Russia has all necessary to correct a situation. “ we have base preconditions for growth of a tourist stream. According to the World tourist organisation, Russia can accept annually not less than 70 million Russian and foreign tourists. I pay attention that now - 2 million foreigners, and the general tourist stream in 2011 has made an order of 37 million persons. That is it can be increased a minimum twice “ - Dmitry Medvedev has told. Certain hopes of revival of a tourist stream can be connected with forthcoming large sports actions, including the Olympic games in Sochi in 2014 and the World championship on football in 2018. “ to adhere internal tourism only to large sports competitions it is absolutely wrong, because how many we accepted them are all - taki episodes... And internal tourism should exist non - the stop, all year “ - the head of the state which words results RIA " has noted thus; News “.